Adult attachment dynamics as a predictor of daily alcohol use and romantic relationship functioning

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Adult attachment dynamics as a predictor of daily alcohol use and romantic relationship functioning

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dc.contributor.advisor Cooper, M. Lynne en_US
dc.contributor.author Levitt, Ashley David, 1980- en_US
dc.date.accessioned 2011-03-21T14:39:34Z
dc.date.available 2011-03-21T14:39:34Z
dc.date.issued 2010 en_US
dc.date.submitted 2010 Fall en_US
dc.identifier.other LevittA-090310-D340 en_US
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10355/10258
dc.description Title from PDF of title page (University of Missouri--Columbia, viewed on December 7, 2010). en_US
dc.description The entire thesis text is included in the research.pdf file; the official abstract appears in the short.pdf file; a non-technical public abstract appears in the public.pdf file. en_US
dc.description Dissertation advisor: Dr. M. Lynne Cooper. en_US
dc.description Vita. en_US
dc.description Includes bibliographical references. en_US
dc.description Ph. D. University of Missouri--Columbia 2010. en_US
dc.description Dissertations, Academic -- University of Missouri--Columbia -- Psychology. en_US
dc.description.abstract Alcohol use in romantic relationships can have positive and negative effects. Previous research suggests that these effects are bidirectional, and dependent on whether partners drink together vs. apart, and the drinker's gender. However, little is known about how these processes differ across people. One individual difference relevant to how people behave in relationships and how they regulate their emotional experience is adult romantic attachment. The current study therefore used an existing database in which both members of 69 couples completed measures of attachment orientation, and provided daily reports of alcohol use, and relationship functioning for a period of 3 weeks to examine the complex interplay among individual differences in attachment and patterns of daily alcohol use and relationship functioning. Results showed a complex picture of effects that were often dependent on multiple factors. Although insecure attachment styles were generally found to have adverse effects on relationship functioning, alcohol use, and the reciprocal associations between them, as expected, the magnitude and direction of effects depended on factors such as the similarity of attachment styles between partners, whether partners drank together vs. apart, and the gender of the drinker. Implications for attachment theory and future research are discussed. en_US
dc.format.extent x, 109 pages en_US
dc.language.iso en_US en_US
dc.publisher University of Missouri--Columbia en_US
dc.relation.ispartof 2010 Freely available dissertations (MU) en_US
dc.subject.lcsh Attention-deficit disorder in adults en_US
dc.subject.lcsh Alcoholism -- Psychological aspects en_US
dc.subject.lcsh Drinking of alcoholic beverages en_US
dc.subject.lcsh Man-woman relationships en_US
dc.subject.lcsh Relationship addiction -- Sex differences en_US
dc.subject.lcsh Compulsive behavior -- Sex differences en_US
dc.title Adult attachment dynamics as a predictor of daily alcohol use and romantic relationship functioning en_US
dc.type Thesis en_US
thesis.degree.discipline Psychology en_US
thesis.degree.grantor University of Missouri--Columbia en_US
thesis.degree.name Ph. D. en_US
thesis.degree.level Doctoral en_US
dc.identifier.oclc 706697227 en_US
dc.relation.ispartofcommunity University of Missouri-Columbia. Graduate School. Theses and Dissertations. Dissertations. 2010 Dissertations


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